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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Caminho Cais da Oliveira | Canico de Baixo, Canico, Madeira 9125-028, Portugal
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Roca Mar
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Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Canico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We spend one week mid October, had a seaside room, rooms are big and very clean. Staff at the reception are really nice and very helpful. Location is close to ocean and 15 minutes from Funchal center. The breakfast buffet could be improved by offering a variety of fresh fruits and improving the overall presentation. But diners in the hotel... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Reception was nice and welcoming...on our arrival receptionist was very helpful. Before arrival I requested that they arrange a surprise for my daughters birthday...the receptionist informed me that this would be in place on our arrival...we found the surprise was a PC print out on A4 folded paper with her name and 'Happy Birthday'..they offered her an ice- cream at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Previous reviews through spring 2014 have been quite scathing about the building works being carried out at this hotel. We'll these are all finished now and the terraces DO look like the advertised pictures again. People may be unaware that Madeira was hit by a fierce storm in December that did untold damage to many sea front hotels. Roca Mar... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were booked into the Rocamar Country Sports & Country Club. We knew it was apartments and we booked it though appartments4you. It was perfectly fine for us, a studio apartment within a building of many rooms, but described outside as a hotel. The actual hotel is next door and there is another next to that called the Royal Orchid.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is definatley not a 4 star hotel, it is very shabby and needs to be completely refurbished throughout. There was not even rea and coffee in our room which you would expect in a 4 star hotel. The breakfast was pretty poor, not much choice and lacked taste- not 4 star quality. The main lady on reception was... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Hotel Roca Mar was a total disappointment in need of a COMPLETE REFURBISH restaurant staff needs presentation skills, breakfast was very poor, room not clean (dust under bed and ants in bathroom) we have stayed in other 4 star hotels in Madeira Roca Mar Hotel IS NOT A 4 STAR HOTEL. The only good point is the location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

stayed here 2 weeks in september stunning location room very clean entertainment good most nights . breakfasts not too bad, evening dinner food was terrible , meat full of fat and bones, soup cold, and potato croquet like things( that you would give to your children at tea time) several times a week. staff very helpful

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This hotel has beautiful location at the cliff – it was my first impression. Second impression – it is not 4stars hotel. We were two weeks here – so a lot of time for watching. The reception staff was helpful, good English and German speaking (French, Spanish no problem). Wi-Fi connection is only in the reception (average quality). We had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Service: good food as a buffet (however limited and sometimes just not enough - many empty plates in the middle of breakfast/dinner hours) and very nice staff in the dining part. Room & Sleep: my room has been far from the cafeteria so good environment for sleeping. Unfortunately, I haven't slept at all on horrible mattresses MANY times. Lots of... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at the Roca Mar for 2 nights expecting a 4 star hotel but this hotel is far from it. We were greeted by a rather surly receptionist. the hotel has no lifts and plenty of stairs. We were on the first floor and were not offered any assistance with our bags. The room was clean and did have... More 

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Address: Caminho Cais da Oliveira | Canico de Baixo, Canico, Madeira 9125-028, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Canico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Roca Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Roca Mar Canico
Roca Mar Hotel Canico
Roca Mar Madeira/Canico
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Canico
#5 Luxury Hotel in Canico

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